Hotel Review: Mystic Dunes Resort in Orlando, Florida (+ A Giveaway!)

There is no shortage of hotels and resorts in and around the Orlando area. Many of them are located in and around Disney World, which is fine if you’re visiting...

Yacht Club Disney World Resort

I’ve never been to a New England-style yacht club — but I imagine it to be much like Disney’s Yacht Club Resort. Located on the shore of Crescent Lake and...

Business Travel When a Kid Is Sick

Zzzzzzz. It never fails — you’re getting ready to leave on a trip (be it business or fun) and suddenly the throat gets scratchy. Maybe there’s a cough or two,...

An Evening at the Southside Works Pittsburgh

When was the last time you spent an evening with just one kid? I’ve spent time with my daughter, having tea with Hello Kitty and even traveling to LEGOLAND Florida, but time...

No-Bake Oatmeal Peanut Butter Energy Bars

  With two active kids, I need all the energy I can get. Add in training for a half marathon and working full time, and I’m desperate for energy. When another...

Where to Eat 3 Meals in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Fort Wayne is often called the City of Restaurants for its wide variety of eating establishments, and my family and I made an effort to check out as many...

Wordless Wednesday: Detroit’s Giant Tire

We’re used to seeing tire debris on the sides of urban freeways. But a giant tires? If you’ve driven I-94 near Detroit’s Metro Airport (DTW) you’ve probably seen this...

Wordless Wednesday: Super Snowman

We’re back from a relaxing long weekend in northern Michigan ski country. I’ll share more details on that soon, but wanted to get this photo of what we saw...

Test Driving the Chevy Malibu

What comes to mind when you think “Mom car”? A station wagon, perhaps, or a big old sedan with room for a whole litter of kids and maybe even...

Meeting Hello Kitty Over Tea

My daughter’s six years of life are complete (at least to her) — she has met her idol. No, it’s not Barbie or any of the Disney princesses (thank...

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Avocado Egg Salad Sandwiches

I boiled two dozen eggs this morning for the kids to decorate for Easter. Of these, guess how many broke in the pot while...

Castaway Cay, Disney’s Island in the Bahamas

If you’ve been on a Bahamian Disney cruise, you’ve probably been to Castaway Cay. This little piece of paradise in the Bahamas is Disney’s...

Williams-Sonoma Baking Stone

My baking stone is quickly turning into a Rorschach test, with blips and blobs that resemble all sorts of things. When I bought it, it was a...

Pittsburgh Style Pulled Pork Sandwich

Primanti Bros. sandwich Many people return from their travels with souvenirs; I bring back recipes. This one’s from a long-term stay outside of Pittsburgh, where...